Aston Martin

 
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DBX - Best Luxury SUV 2020
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LUXURY BRAND OF THE YEAR 2018

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Founded
January 15, 1913
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Aston Martin
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£997 Million (est)
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Aston Martin is a British independent manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. It was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Steered from 1947 by David Brown, it became associated with expensive grand touring cars in the 1950s and 1960s, and with the fictional character James Bond following his use of a DB5 model in the 1964 film Goldfinger.

Their sports cars are regarded as a British cultural icon. Aston Martin has held a Royal Warrant as purveyor of motorcars to the Prince of Wales since 1982. It has over 150 car dealerships in over 50 countries on six continents, making them a global automobile brand.

The company is traded at the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. In 2003 it received the Queen's Award for Enterprise for outstanding contribution to international trade. The company has gone bankrupt seven times in its history.

Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc is a British independent manufacturer of luxury sports cars and grand tourers. It was founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford. Steered from 1947 by David Brown, it became associated with expensive grand touring cars in the 1950s and 1960s, and with the fictional character James Bond following his use of a DB5 model in the 1964 film Goldfinger.

Their sports cars are regarded as a British cultural icon. Aston Martin has held a Royal Warrant as purveyor of motorcars to the Prince of Wales since 1982. It has over 150 car dealerships in over 50 countries on six continents, making them a global automobile brand.

The company is traded at the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. In 2003 it received the Queen's Award for Enterprise for outstanding contribution to international trade. The company has gone bankrupt seven times in its history.

Aston Martin primarily operates on three sites. The headquarters and main production of its sports cars and grand tourers are in a 22-hectare (55-acre) facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England, on the site of a former RAF V Bomber airbase alongside one of Jaguar Land Rover's development centres.

By the 1950's it range included the DB2 and  DB4, the DB5 came in the mid 1960's. however, the business fell into financial trouble and sold up in April 1975 for £1.05 million to North American businessmen Peter Sprague of National Semiconductor and Toronto hotelier, George Minden and Jeremy Turner, a London businessman, who insisted to reporters Aston Martin remained a British controlled business.

The new owners went on to introduce the V8 Vantage, Volante, Bulldog and a new Lagando saloon. It remained under this ownership for six years until 1981. The next ten years would be led by  Victor Gauntlett, who was an Englis Petrochemical engineer. He led the racing team to victories and was responsibe for the V8 Vantage coming back to James Bond in "the living daylights".

Ford took over in 1991 and brought the popular DB7 and the V12 Vantage and a convertible DB9. Ford provided some models and brought the company back to life over the next 16 years until it was again sold to a consortium of investers.

Today, the companies 90-acre factory in St. Athan, Wales is the production site of the company's first-ever SUV the DBX and future Lagonda models, and the old plant in Newport Pagnell now serves as the home of the Aston Martin Works classic car department. Aston Martin has announced plans to turn itself into a global luxury brand, and is increasingly branching out into projects including speed boats, bicycles, clothing and real estate development, even submarines and aircraft, mostly on a licensing basis.

Did you Know:

  1.  The infamous logo with wings first appeared after a group of investors rescued the company from financial collapse in 1926. 2. In 1947, industrialist David Brown bought the company and his name was added to the logo. The DB model designation is also a tribute to his name. 3. Aston Martin cars use engines from Mercedes-AMG 4. In 2017, a 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sold at auction for £17.3 Million! The most expensive British car sold.

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4.2
Reliability
 
4.0
Affordability
 
4.5
Desirability
 
5.0
Value for Money
 
3.5
Customer Service
 
4.0
Beautifully crafted, exceptional drive and a brand we all want. This British brand sits along with the worlds elite luxury cars. If you have the purse, invest it in this British Manufacturer because they have whats on our doorstep and is (arguably) better than it's Italian Luxury sports cars.
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